Worker's Compensation: A Field Guide for Employers

Worker's Compensation: A Field Guide for Employers
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Instructor: 
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Workers' Compensation: A Field Guide for Employers covers all the topics a student needs to know to understand Workers Compensation insurance, including how to reduce premium costs.  Topics covered include how Workers' Compensation insurance is priced and audited.  This course explains the classification system used by insurance companies, the audit process, experience modification factors, and how and why overcharges occur.  Most importantly, it explains in plain language to students how employers can protect themselves from the common mistakes the insurance industry makes that cause Workers' Compensation premiums to be higher.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the various types of workers’ compensation policies
  • Recall the classification system and it’s common code mistakes
  • Recognize how to choose the right type of agent, insurer, consultant, and coverage
  • Identify elements of the workers’ compensation market

Workers' Compensation: A Field Guide for Employers Module 1
The "Big Picture" State-By-State and Workers' Compensation Policy and Premiums

  • Workers’ Compensation is, primarily, an obligation imposed upon employers by state statutes.  A standard Workers’ Compensation insurance policy is a unique contract in many respects.
  • Benefits, Coverage, and Rules Governing Premiums
  • Understanding Your Policy
  • Different Kinds of Workers' Compensation Policies
  • The Employer's Duty Under the Policy
  • Understanding How Premiums Are Calculated

Workers' Compensation: A Field Guide for Employers Module 2
Classifications and Audits

  • The classifications that are assigned to a business can significantly affect how much premium the company pays every year for their Workers Compensation premium.
  • The Classification System
  • Common Classification Code Mistakes
  • The Experience Modification Factor
  • Prepare for Your Audit
  • Common Audit Mistakes

Workers' Compensation: A Field Guide for Employers Module 3
Finding the Best Agent and Insurance

In addition to finding Workers' Compensation insurance and what needs to be done when a policy ends and the audit is being done.  During those two events, there are many important steps that employers also need to take to control their Workers' Compensation costs and make sure their coverage is right.

  • Choosing the Type of Agent
  • Choosing Insurers and Consultants
  • Managing Workers' Compensation Costs Between Renewals
  • Alternative Approaches to Traditional Insurance
  • Finding the Right Coverage

Workers' Compensation: A Field Guide for Employers Module 4
Alternative Approaches, Employers and Strategy

The pressures created by the costs of Workers' Compensation coverage have made new developments come along much more rapidly.  The Workers' Compensation market poses some unique problems for employers of different sizes and types.

  • New Developments in Workers' Compensation
  • Alternative Approaches to Claims and Safety
  • Tips for Large Employers
  • Tips for Small Employers
  • Different Employers, Different Strategies

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.